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Dad and friends raise £3241 to thank The Sick Children’s Trust for support

Dad and friends raise £3241 to thank The Sick Children’s Trust for support

News   •   Jun 06, 2018 14:42 BST

Rorie's parents, along with their friends, have raised over £3,200 for Magnolia House as thanks for supporting them when Rorie needed brain surgery at Sheffield Children's Hospital.

The Sick Children’s Trust gave us a ‘Home from Home’ for over eight weeks whilst Oscar was in hospital. When we were going through hell they provided us with some sense of normality.

The Sick Children’s Trust gave us a ‘Home from Home’ for over eight weeks whilst Oscar was in hospital. When we were going through hell they provided us with some sense of normality.

News   •   Jun 05, 2018 13:03 BST

Oscar was diagnosed with encephalitis, an uncommon but serious condition in which the brain becomes inflamed in February this year and he was transferred by emergency to Sheffield Children's Hospital for lifesaving treatment. Once there we gave his Mum and Dad free 'Home from Home' accommodation at both Magnolia and Treetop Houses for eight weeks until he was discharged home.

It’s been a rocky few months since Finn was admitted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital with lots of ups and down. I wish I could wrap my baby up in a bubble to keep him safe.

It’s been a rocky few months since Finn was admitted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital with lots of ups and down. I wish I could wrap my baby up in a bubble to keep him safe.

News   •   May 25, 2018 15:46 BST

In February baby Finn became seriously unwell when he was just six months old. He was transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital with extreme breathing difficulties and a dangerously high temperature. On arrival Finn was sedated whilst doctors battled to save his life. Two days later, and with her baby still seriously ill, Mum, Shannon Brown, was relieved to be offered a room at Magnolia House.

Friends and family on fundraising mission for The Sick Children’s Trust on behalf of little Zachary

Friends and family on fundraising mission for The Sick Children’s Trust on behalf of little Zachary

News   •   May 15, 2018 11:29 BST

Zachary's family and friends have been busy fundraising for The Sick Children's Trust as thanks for support parents Elle and Peter with free 'Home from Home' accomodation at Crawford House.

I can safely say that the only reason we have managed to get through these past months with our sanity intact is because our family has been able to stay at Eckersley House run by The Sick Children’s Trust.

I can safely say that the only reason we have managed to get through these past months with our sanity intact is because our family has been able to stay at Eckersley House run by The Sick Children’s Trust.

News   •   Apr 26, 2018 12:30 BST

Leah, who was diagnosed with a rare liver disease shortly after she was born, has been receiving lifesaving treatment at Leeds General Infirmary over the past six months. Throughout this time her parents and two young siblings have been supported at Eckersley House. Here, her grateful father, tells their story.

Scott House took away a lot of the anxiety my teenage daughter was feeling and enabled her to relax before her operation.

Scott House took away a lot of the anxiety my teenage daughter was feeling and enabled her to relax before her operation.

News   •   Apr 23, 2018 13:00 BST

13 year old Darcy Hoffman and her mum, Leanne , stayed with The Sick Children's Trust at Scott House whilst she underwent a life changing procedure at Freeman Hospital. Diagnosed with a heart condition known as cardiac dysrhythmia when she was just three weeks old, meaning she had an abnormal heartbeat, Darcy had needed to take copious amounts of medication to keep her healthy up to this point.

I do not have the words to say what a difference The Sick Children’s Trust made to our lives during such a traumatic time

I do not have the words to say what a difference The Sick Children’s Trust made to our lives during such a traumatic time

News   •   Apr 05, 2018 17:05 BST

Lauren and Andrew were supported by us at Chestnut Houses after the birth of their identical triplet boys, Ted, Tom, and Ralphy, in February 2014. Sadly Ralphy didn’t make it and died in his parents’ arms, but Ted and Tom are now four years old. Lauren and Andrew are taking on the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 miles cycle challenge to raise £30 for every night Ralphy was in hospital, £1,470.

The Sick Children’s Trust was there for us when we didn’t think our precious baby girl was going to make it; without them I don’t know how we would have survived.

The Sick Children’s Trust was there for us when we didn’t think our precious baby girl was going to make it; without them I don’t know how we would have survived.

News   •   Apr 03, 2018 12:24 BST

We supported Rhiannon and Zak in Chestnut House for three weeks when their daughter Luna was recovering from necrotising enterocolitis.. Luna has since battled pneumonia, been declared profoundly deaf and had stoma reversal surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. When the family returned to Cambridge for Luna’s second operation, Rhiannon and Zak stayed with us again at Acorn House.

While there is no cure, cystic fibrosis is so close to being a liveable disease. There is a lot of hope.

While there is no cure, cystic fibrosis is so close to being a liveable disease. There is a lot of hope.

News   •   Mar 12, 2018 11:23 GMT

Charlie Aitchison underwent lifesaving surgery when he was just two days old after being diagnosed with a blocked bowel. Over the weeks that followed his parents were supported by The Sick Children's Trust at Treetop House and were never more than a few moments from his hospital bedside. Charlie was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a life-limiting illness when he was just three weeks old.

Meet the family who star in The Sick Children's Trust's new film

Meet the family who star in The Sick Children's Trust's new film

News   •   Mar 08, 2018 16:30 GMT

Destiny Nevard and her Mum, Karen, feature in our new film, which showcases the charity’s vital work in helping families when they need it most. Find out more about Destiny's amazing journey after she was hit by a car and suffered life-threatening injuries. Fortunately, we were able to provide her family with a room in Stevenson House just moments from her intensive care bed.

On 22 December I thought my daughter wasn’t going to make it, but just 72 hours later she woke up and shortly afterwards my partner, Trevor, proposed to me in the lobby of Stevenson House.

On 22 December I thought my daughter wasn’t going to make it, but just 72 hours later she woke up and shortly afterwards my partner, Trevor, proposed to me in the lobby of Stevenson House.

News   •   Mar 07, 2018 11:38 GMT

When Chloe fell ill in December 2015 her mother, Emma, became very concerned. A few days later Chloe was rushed to their local hospital in the middle of the night, where she was intubated and transferred to London for lifesaving treatment. During this time we supported her family at Stevenson House with free 'Home from Home' accommodation.

This was my second time being supported by The Sick Children’s Trust at Eckersley House and once again the charity proved to be a lifeline during a very stressful time.

This was my second time being supported by The Sick Children’s Trust at Eckersley House and once again the charity proved to be a lifeline during a very stressful time.

News   •   Mar 06, 2018 11:36 GMT

Adrian and his partner Emma stayed at Eckersley House whilst their newborn son, Aston, recovered from a lifesaving operation in LGI earlier this year. Aston was born with a huge 2kg tumour growing at the base of his tailbone. The horrified parents could not have been more grateful to The Sick Children's Trust when they were given a room and moved in before Aston's terrifying 11.5 hour operation.

If I hadn’t had a heart attack when Ellie-Marie’s older sister was born, I wouldn’t have given birth in a specialist paediatric hospital and it is unlikely Ellie-Marie would be here today

If I hadn’t had a heart attack when Ellie-Marie’s older sister was born, I wouldn’t have given birth in a specialist paediatric hospital and it is unlikely Ellie-Marie would be here today

News   •   Mar 01, 2018 19:05 GMT

Ellie-Marie had a very rocky start to life with doctors struggling for 45 minutes to establish an airway. Fortunately she was born at Leeds General Infirmary and the specialist team were able to save her. She spent months in hospital having been diagnosed with a rare condition, Pierre Robin Sequence and whilst she was receiving lifesaving treatment we supported her family at Eckersley House.

The sense of solidarity at Stevenson House is what helps you get through the tough days.

The sense of solidarity at Stevenson House is what helps you get through the tough days.

News   •   Mar 01, 2018 10:21 GMT

Before Mabel was born, she was give just a 50% chance of survival. However, when she entered the world, she proved to be a little fighter and defied the odds set against her. For weeks she was treated at The Royal London Children's Hospital and during this time we supported her parents and older brother at Stevenson House.

Knowing your baby could stop breathing every time they go to sleep is a terrifying reality that turns your world upside down.

Knowing your baby could stop breathing every time they go to sleep is a terrifying reality that turns your world upside down.

News   •   Feb 28, 2018 09:00 GMT

Baby Sydney-Rose was diagnosed with necrotising enterocolitis and had to be transferred by emergency to The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge, over 90 minutes from her family's home. We supported her family at Chestnut House. Shortly after that we supported the Keatings again at Stevenson House when Sydney-Rose stopped breathing and required further lifesaving treatment. Mum, Tate, tells their story.

Home is the feeling you get when you open the door to Stevenson House.

Home is the feeling you get when you open the door to Stevenson House.

News   •   Feb 27, 2018 09:00 GMT

Born with gastroschisis Nelly was transferred by emergency to The Royal London Children’s Hospital shortly after birth. At just 12 hours old she underwent the lifesaving operation to put her intestines back into her body. The operation was a success and for six weeks whilst Nelly recovered in hospital we supported her parents with a room at Stevenson House.

Mum of little boy with rare muscle disorder shares son’s inspirational story to raise awareness

Mum of little boy with rare muscle disorder shares son’s inspirational story to raise awareness

News   •   Feb 26, 2018 09:38 GMT

We are currently supporting Kylan's family at Crawford House while he undergoes treatment at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary. Mum Amy has shared his story ahead of Rare Disease Day this Wednesday.

By staying at Crawford House, we are never more than just a few minutes from his side.

By staying at Crawford House, we are never more than just a few minutes from his side.

News   •   Feb 26, 2018 09:30 GMT

Kylan was admitted to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary where he was diagnosed with a rare, life limiting muscle disorder. His family are currently being supported at Crawford House.

I can’t put in to words what it feels like to be told your two year old daughter has a life-threatening brain tumour.  And that it’s growing so deep inside her head that they might not be able to remove it all.

I can’t put in to words what it feels like to be told your two year old daughter has a life-threatening brain tumour. And that it’s growing so deep inside her head that they might not be able to remove it all.

News   •   Feb 15, 2018 09:00 GMT

Mum, Dani Spence, stayed with us at Magnolia and Treetop House whilst her daughter, Lacey, underwent lifesaving treatment to remove a brain tumour in Sheffield Children's Hospital. Fortunately Lacey is now out of hospital and recovering well. Here Dani tells her story.

Having a room to stay in at Acorn House gave us a quiet place to be together and reflect on how lucky we had been.

Having a room to stay in at Acorn House gave us a quiet place to be together and reflect on how lucky we had been.

News   •   Feb 12, 2018 11:36 GMT

Pollyanna's parents were supported by The Sick Children's Trust at Acorn House after she underwent lifesaving surgery at just 12 weeks old.